Brentwood Park Concept Plan Vote
Posted on August 24, 2011 by denman82
The Brentwood Park Concept Plan Vote is now closed, and Map #4 generated the most votes.
Thank you everyone for your feedback! Although Map #4 won the vote and will serve as the baseline for planning, a number of opinions and concerns were expressed that will guide individual projects. Keep an eye on the website for a presentation of compiled planning documents and map feedback.
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The following four maps were created by Brentwood and Crestview residents at the Brentwood Park planning workshops held on Saturday, August 6 and Thursday, August 11, 2011. Map 4 is a “best of” map which includes those items that had the most support on Maps 1-3. Workshop participants used the results of the Brentwood Park Survey to guide planning efforts and added a couple of new, creative ideas (e.g. Purple Martin Houses!).
The winning map will be used in combination with the survey responses by Friends of Brentwood Park to guide future grant applications and park improvement efforts. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will also take the winning map and use it to create a “community vision map” for Brentwood Park. That map will focus on use areas rather than specific infrastructure improvements and will help PARD prioritize projects that have community support.
While this planning process gives park users the opportunity to think about what they would like for the future of the park, no individual project can go forward without its own approval process. To occur, each project must include a demonstration of neighborhood support (through public meetings, volunteer efforts, and fund raising) and PARD review.
The Brentwood Park master plan is expected to evolve over time with updates made approximately every 5 years to reflect the impact of completed improvements and the changing nature of the community.
Questions/comments regarding the planning process can go to firstname.lastname@example.org or 222-FOBP (222-3627) or Gregory Montes (email@example.com; 512-974-9458), who is the PARD coordinator for the park planning process.
Please look at the maps, vote for your preferred version, and if you wish, leave comments related to the map you chose (e.g. “I voted for #3, but I liked the location of the trail on #2 better”). Note that current city policy makes a dog park in Brentwood Park infeasible because of buffer requirements from other activities. More information on dogs in Brentwood Park is located under Park Information.
Map 4 is considered a “best of” map that includes those items on Maps 1-3 that have the most support. Maintenance and other non-infrastructure projects are not included on the maps. They are included in the Brentwood Park Survey and will be part of future park workdays.
Click on thumbnail image to see larger version and map numbers.
Which map version do you prefer?
#4 (55%, 59 Votes)
#2 (20%, 22 Votes)
#3 (13%, 14 Votes)
#1 (12%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 108